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DRC: Country Profile

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JOHANNESBURG, 27 January (PLUSNEWS) - The following is a new Country Profile database for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, providing contact details of key AIDS NGOs, government departments and UN agencies, plus the latest epidemiological data and country indicator statistics.

National Policy

The National Strategic Framework for AIDS (1999-2008) has been completed and its action areas are: advocacy; community participation; prevention; care; PLWHA; Human rights and ethics and institutional strengthening.

Key challenges: peace and security, adoption by all partners of a reference document for programmatic action, large funding gaps, increase access to HIV/AIDS services

Ministry of Health:

Tel: +243 99 34 008/ +243 88 02 765

National Programme against AIDS (Programme National de Lutte Contre le Sida)

Contact person: Dr Francois Lepira
BP 5806, Kinshasa
Tel: +243 88 01 644
Fax: +243 88 43 675
Email: [email protected]

HIV/AIDS Organisations

1. Espoir Vie et Solidarite

Contact person: Dominique Mbuyi
Rue Bukeye No. 5 Matonge/ Kalamu
Kinshasa 6164 Kin 6
Tel: +243 98412745
Email: [email protected]
- Support of orphaned and vulnerable children and their families; fund raising; awareness

2. Central Network of AIDS Service Organisations (CANASO)

Contact person: Henri Mukumbi
BP 9030 Kinshasa
Tel: +243 68 57 01
Email: [email protected]
- Network of the 9 HIV/AIDS national networks in the 9 Central African countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Tchad. Its mission is to enhance the community response to HIV/AIDS in Central Africa by promoting the development and existence of sustainable and effective country networks that provide leadership and capacity building in advocacy, programme development, and enhanced greater involvement of people living with HIV and AIDS

3. Association Femmes Plus

Contact person: Philomene Wenge
B.P. 12605 Kinshasa 1
Tel: +243 99 111 62 / 98 20 22 69
Fax: +243 884 3675
Email: [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]
- Medical care; advice; training; home and hospital visits; counselling; advocacy and awareness raising; material support; income generation.

4. Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA) - DRC

Contact person: Aimé Mwadi Kadi
BP 2556 Kinshasa I
Tel: +243 88 00 840
Email: [email protected]
- Training; home and hospital visits; counselling; advocacy and awareness raising.

5. UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, Chair

Dr Léonard Tapsoba
WHO Representative
Mobile: 243.88.40789
Email: [email protected]

6. UNAIDS Country Programme Adviser

Dr Pierre Somse

Tel: +


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US official in pledge for more aid to combat HIV/AIDS,  16/Mar/04
Focus on rampant rape, despite end of war,  8/Mar/04
Le portail d'informations générales de la Côte d’Ivoire
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
International Council of AIDS Services Organisations (ICASO)

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